Having Self Control In A World Of Indulgence

Having Self Control In A World Of Indulgence

This is a question that swirls through my mind as I help other people as well as myself try to balance having self control with food choices in everyday life.

As a believer, I know that self-control is a fruit of the Spirit and that it is exercised as we choose to use it. The more we exercise something the stronger it becomes, but to the contrary the less we exercise it the weaker it becomes in us.

The world we live in does indicate that indulgence is something we should allow ourselves, after all we deserve it, right? As adults we don’t have anyone telling us to stop eating, or that we have had enough.

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When Exercise Is The Last Thing You Feel Like Doing

When exercise is the last thing you feel like doing

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So what do you do when exercise is the last thing you feel like doing? This is hard, friends, I know from personal experience when you don’t feel well it is not easy to make yourself workout.

When you wake up with vibrant energy and are healthy it can be fairly simple to go for a jog, a walk, or hit the gym,right? On the other hand, if you feel tired, sluggish, or are hurting in your body it may be the last thing you feel like doing, but may be the very thing you need to do.

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No Bake Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

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So who doesn’t love peanut butter and chocolate? My partner and friend Stefanie has sent this awesome recipe for you! If you would like a healthy treat for you or your kids, here ya go!

1 Cup Natural Peanut Butter

1 Cup Vanilla Protein Powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 Tbsp  Raw unfiltered Honey

½ Cup dark chocolate chips

Place first 4 ingredients in a mixer, Mix until forms a ball of dough

Next, add ½ cup chocolate chips to fold in

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Nourishment For The Body

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So many of us long to live a healthy and fulfilled life, yet it is so easy to grab something fast or convenient. How do we break this constant cycle to move forward?

Any area in which we want to see change takes a mind set to see beyond where you are today and, a goal and a will to do it. We cannot expect to see results by doing the same thing over and over. Lets be intentional; with small steps, small exchanges to see results.

Isaiah 55:2 ” Why do you spend your money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not strengthen  and satisfy? Listen diligently to Me, and eat what is good, And let your soul delight itself in abundance.”

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Want To Live A Healthy Lifestyle?

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There is not a set diet out there that will adhere to one certain person for a long period of time.

The goal here is to create Balance in “your” life.  I looked up the word balance to give us a greater understanding, Let’s take a look.  Balance means stability, to remain upright and steadiness.  

Are you taking time to create new habits with your food, exercise and to feed your soul?

My challenge for all of us is to take time to examine where you are in your life.

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Your Not A Failure! Do Not Quit!

Your Not a Failure! Do Not Quit!

Sometimes we feel like a failure when we stumble in our way and that is a lie. You are not a failure unless you quit trying! I can not tell you how many times I have fallen flat on my face and had to get up and keep moving.

When it comes to diet and exercise this is an area that I have failed so many times over the years. It is so stinking hard, with all the food temptations that we have. I mean you would think someone is trying to sabotage us, right!

The commercials for food, the bill boards at every corner, the junk food at the check out lines. Come on people, help a brother(or Mother in this case) out! Our self-control is being tested at every turn.

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Whole and Healthy, or Selfish Ambition?

Whole And Healthy, Or Selfish Ambition?

This is a question often in my mind: Do you want to be whole and healthy, or is this  selfish ambition?  I have to stop and assess where I am emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically.

If there is any frustration involved or I’m constantly “looking” for change in my physical body, then that is a red flag for me. This has been a struggle for me most of my adult life.  I learned to love working out about 15 years ago now, but it became more of a vanity issue for me rather than being healthy.

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Sweet Potatoes: More Than Just For A Holiday Treat

Sweet Potatoes: More than Just for a Holiday Treat

When entering into the holiday season we are surrounded by so many delectable treats for both dinner and dessert. How many can you name? What are your favorites?

Around Thanksgiving and sometimes Christmas and New Year’s (depending on the family), we come across a lot of different ways to cook and eat sweet potatoes. Sometimes my family will eat some sweet potato dishes all year long.

How many can you name?

We have: sweet potato soufflé, sweet potato pie, baked sweet potatoes, boiled sweet potatoes, steamed sweet potatoes…

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Many Health Benefits Of Bentonite Clay

Many Health Benefits Of Bentonite Clay

Have you heard the term “God made dirt, dirt won’t hurt”? Well in the case of Bentonite clay, not only will it not hurt, but it also offers an array of health benefits!

Bentonite Clay is a healing Clay that can assist the body in internal detoxification. If you have been looking for a way to rid your body of the many toxins we are exposed to daily, then Bentonite Clay could be your answer.

According to a study done by PubMed.gov clay has been successful at absorbing the Rotavirus. It is also been helpful in eliminating digestive issues such as IBS, constipation, and vomiting. It is even safe to use for your pets.

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Help! I Am An Emotional Eater!

Help! I am an emotional eater!

If this is you and your emotional eating seems to derail you from your goals then you are in the right place. I understand how hard it is to resist the foods that make us feel so good when we eat them!

Sometimes this seems like an impossible feat since you are bombarded with temptation at every corner right? The t.v. commercials, the billboards, the smell of the bakery etc….Between you seeing these ads and smelling the baked goods some days you just say to heck with it, I deserve this.

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